Founder's Story

Early Childhood

I was born and raised in Bushenyi district in Uganda, in a single parent household, the 8th child in a family of 11 children. Since my mother never got a chance to go to school, after losing our father when we were still young, she worked hard to make sure we have a good future; but because we were many, we grew up in an environment of poverty and hardships.

Break Down

I dropped out of school after my Ordinary level of education because of lack of school fees, and then my brother encouraged me to join a Primary teachers college which I saw as sending me to hell because of the burning childhood dream of becoming a nurse.
I decided to leave my family and moved on to Kampala and started working and then later I decided to do a diploma in cosmetology at Buganda loyal institute - Kampala.
Life wasn’t all that easy because the little money I was getting, I had to pay my tuition fees as well as taking care of my family in the village especially my mother.
My faith was in God and indeed he adopted me and guided me at all times.

Tears could fill my eyes whenever I saw people suffering with poverty because such conditions take me back to my early days in the village. So I decided to bring some homeless people to my house and I started taking care of them which changed my life and whenever I could come back from work and find them happy, that would give me a lot of joy and put a smile on my face though my income wasn't all that much but I could share it with them and my family, and pay school fees for those in school.

Big Dreams

My dream was to start an orphanage home in future so that I can give some help to my fellow Ugandans who are suffering just like the way I was, and I thank God he Has made it to pass.

Turning Point

I am so thankful to my husband Mr. Scott Kather, his family and all my friends who are supporting this ministry in order to make a difference in the lives of the poor people. And I believe that every one of us has a right to have a good life and enjoy all the benefits in life. 
I work in the department of environmental service aid/ safety at Waynesboro hospital Pennsylvania – USA and still want to fulfill my dream of becoming a registered nurse.

 

Words of Hope

I want to encourage all the single mothers that you can make it; if you only set a goal, focused and with a lot of determination.
You can make it if you don't look back to the past, but put all your trust in God. My mother made it, and I believe you can do the same if you believe in yourselves.


"GOD BLESS YOU"

Board Members

MUZIRA BENARD
Ugandan, Journalist, Social Worker and a Script Writer
Responsibility : Programs Director

LILIAN KATHER
Ugandan, USA Citizen. Social Worker, and Evangelist
Responsibility: Founder

JOLLY GONAHASA
Lecturer, Nutritionist and a Pastor
Responsibility: Patron

NAFULA RUTH
A Pastor.
Responsibility: Rural- Urban coordinator.

History

Smiling World Ministries is a Non-Governmental organization in Uganda founded in February 2013 by Mrs. Lilian Kather. The organization is still in Uganda with Headquarters in Kampala but it has a dream of moving to other different Nations of the World. It is registered under the Non- Governmental Organization Act, Cap.113 of the Republic of Uganda and the Certificate of registration and Incorporation number is 10556. Its aim is to give support to the disadvantaged people by equipping them with skills and knowledge of making and having products of their hands which can help them defeat poverty.

Our Mission:

To provide, attain and improve the standards of living of the people of Uganda and other parts of the World through equipping them with skills and support of the disadvantaged women, widows, Elderly people, with special support of orphaned children, by providing food, shelter, education, health care, and other family life values so that everyone will become a responsible person and productive citizen.

Our Vision:

Transformation through knowledge and skills, for improved standards of living in a world without poverty and too much suffering.

Our Challenges:

For the time we have been in operation and the few districts in Uganda, we have realized that 96% of the widows and Elderly people are really suffering, they need serious immediate attention which sometimes the organization cannot offer immediately due to insufficient funds. Also things like transportation of voluntary workers (Trainers) to the people who need help are still hard.

About Smiling World

Smiling World Ministries is a Non-Governmental organization in Uganda founded in February 2013 by Lilian Kather.

The organization is still in Uganda with Headquarters in Kampala but it has a dream of moving to other different Nations of the World.

It is registered under the Non- Governmental Organization Act, Cap.113 of the Republic of Uganda and the Certificate of registration and Incorporation number is 10556.

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Our Address

SMILING WORLD MINISTRIES

Wandegeya - Katanga, Off Nkinzi Road
P.O.Box 7455 Kampala, Uganda
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Website: http://www.smilingworldministry.org

 

CONTACT PERSONS

Benard Muzira - Uganda
Tel: +256776527078
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Lilian Kather - USA
Tel:+17173310865
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